When your cat receives a diagnosis of diabetes it can be a frightening thing. Right now you may be "googling" for information about it and finding all sorts of conflicting advice.
We have had great success at Cats Exclusively Veterinary Hospital with helping our diabetic patients live happy, healthy, long lives. Please contact us for a second opinion about your cat's diagnosis, we would be happy to help.
Feline physiology is different than that of humans or dogs and they respond differently to the medications that are recommended for diabetes control. It is important to consult with a veterianarian who is up-to-date with the latest information on Diabetes in Cats.
Most cats respond very well to Lantus Insulin but there are other options as well.
If diabetes is diagnosed and treated early there can be a possibility of remission.
Remission does not mean they do not have diabetes anymore, it means they are no longer insulin dependent.
Weight control and a proper diet always play a major role in the treatment of a diabetic cat.
The reason oral drugs are not used in cats are because they only have a 35% response rate, they can cause beta cell exhaustion in the pancreas and they can cause liver issues.
Better blood flow in these areas
Tracking a diabetic cat's progress at home
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If you notice sudden weight loss, disorientation, excessive thirst, excessive urinations, or changes in behavior in your cat it is very important for them to see your veterinarian for a check-up. Catching diabetes early can lead to better success in treatment.
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